Need Urgent Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hishat, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. hishat macrumors regular

    hishat

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    was watching a movie on my macbook C2D 2.16ghz...i got the message asking me to hold down my power button...so i did...

    now my macbook keeps loading the apple logo...has da loading circle...and just keeps restarting by itself! :S:S anyone have any idea why?

    i bought my macbook from pcworld here in uk!

    if i take it to the apple store...will they still help me out??

    thank you in advance guys
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    You had a kernel panic.

    You should boot from the installer DVD and run Disk Utility and run first aid on the startup disk.
     
  3. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    originally it came with tiger....i have a leopard disc...which one do i use??
     
  4. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    i did what you told me to do....i get a message saying

    invalid sibling link
    volume check failed
    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    any ideas???
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  6. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    yep. i used that...but i got the above message..
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    stupid question, did you click verify volume or repair volume? try repair if you didnt do that already
     
  8. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    it wont allow me to click repair...

    i have no idea what is happening...everything was workin fine less den 15mins ago! :O
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Did you hold the C key down to force it to boot from the DVD? Disk Utility is found under the Utilities menu at the top of the screen.

    "Repair" being grayed out usually means that you have booted from the hard drive and/or are running Disk Utility from the hard drive.

    If your MacBook is less than a year old, then it will be repaired under warranty if it is a hardware problem.

    If it is less than 90 days old, you can get telephone support. If it is over 90 days, you will be expected to pay for telephone support.
     
  10. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    i hold alt, then i click the dvd. is that not the right way to do it? :s

    shall i just format my drive completly? this is a first for me...dont know what to do
     
  11. crzdmniac macrumors regular

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    Before you format try booting into single user mode and doing the following commands: (hold Cmd + S for single user mode). Don't let this intimidate you, it's pretty simple:

    type
    "/sbin/mount -uw /" then return

    then
    "fsck -fy"

    you may have to run the "fsck" command more than once, reboot and then let us know what you get.
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You most definitely don't have to mount the drive was writable to perform an fsck.
     
  13. crzdmniac macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I just noticed that... my mistake.
     
  14. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    so guys. i did what you told me....nothin worked...cheers anyways...

    i formatted my drive..n now everything is up n running fine..

    how often will this happen?? i dont wanna go thru all this AGAIN!!! :-O
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Depends. Kernel Panics should be relatively rare.
     

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